Pianist and producer educated and experienced in jazz, pop, electronics, classical, music production, mix and mastering. Highly experienced in online sessions, I always make sure client is 100% happy with the result. English, Español, Italiano.
Hire me for: a piano backing for your vocals, an advanced harmonization of your jazz composition, sick rhodes chords for your R&B track, a piano cover of your favorite song, synths or pad layers for your house mix, those piano licks and riffs you need in your blues or rock song, full arrangement and production of your song (including hi quality analog mix and mastering).
• “Siena Jazz” degree in Jazz and Modern Music Piano, Composition and Arrangement.
• “Saint Louis College of Music of Rome” degree in Electronic Music Production, Sound Synthesis, Film Scoring.
• Master degree in Music Production at “Microfusa” school, Barcelona.
• 2 years of Jazz Ensemble and Composition studies (Valdarno Jazz).
• 8 years of Classical Piano studies.
20 YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE:
• As composer and producer for many artists and personal projects.
• As session pianist, for many bands or producers.
• As music producer for films, documentaries, advertising.
• As sound designer for installations and videogames.
• As live electronics performer in various projects.
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627 Reviews - 68 Repeat ClientsEndorse Leo Music Design
I wrote this song in lockdown so wasn't really sure if it was any good but one needs to take their chances. it has been nice to see my vision come alive with the very talented (extremely patient..) Leo.
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to getting the right results.
Leo is a superstar and I am lucky to have found such great talent! He gets it and delivers every time! Amazing!
Leo is a great talent with the right attitude to help the project and creatively make it better who also has a nice personality in communication.
Leo is a very skilled musician with the ability to deliver high quality material aligned with what the client asks for in terms of musical, emotional and technical performance. Leo also has a professional and friendly attitude when collaborating with the client.
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Lovely to work with Leo again!
amazing job!! Thank you Leo:)
Interview with Leo Music Design
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Piano track for a song, arrangement of an original composition of a client (in solo piano or with many instruments), Solo piano versions of famous songs.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Morricone...
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: What the client ask for! :)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying piano at 6. Became a pro jazz musician at 18. Got into electronics and production at 24. Since then I've been working only with music. I'm 34 now.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Piano, computer, speakers, sound interface, micro
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for texture, character and color, digital for editing, organizing and control.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: - On my project NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. - On the production of a project of an artist called Klaymax - Arranging two songs of a client of Airgigs who sent me just the vocals of his original songs and want me to develop the chord progression and the piano accompaniment.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Im my acoustically treated studio I work with an iMac connected to a a metric halo sound interface (top quality converters, 2+8 ins and outs). I Have a Nord Stage piano, some midi controllers for Virtual Instruments (Native Instruments, Spectrasonic etc.). Top quality speakers (Klein and Hummel O300) and a classic analog compressor: API2500.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen carefully to the material that the client sends me, his references and indications. Then I make a chart of the song and start producing/recording some draft and sometimes I send it to the client already to see if we're going in the right direction. Often I deliver directly the complete work and most of the times the client is very happy and doesn't need any further revision. But when they do I'm available for all the revisions they need. After the work is completed we leave each other a feedback.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The piano playing I think, and my knowledge about harmony and music.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Here Pop/rock songs, in my other activities outside Soundbetter: Jazz, Nu Soul, electronics.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you work in the box and you have a good sound interface with good preamps and low noise, use in/out loops re-recording stems into the daw whenever you want to add some density and saturation to sounds that feel too artificial, cheap and poor.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Elaquent, Stimming, Kaytranada because they're my favourite producers and I would learn a lot. Also I would like to produce music for artists like Solange, Bjork... because you have to be very creative and experimental
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to look for references for the piano/production style that you expect from me. Be as specific as possible in your requests.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is there an artist would you like your music to sound like? Do you prefer your music to be completely original and unheard instead?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That electronic music can't reach the same prestige of jazz or classical. Having done Doing both I realized that a mix of an electronic track could be as difficult, time consuming and demanding as an arrangement for a jazz big band or a symphonic orchestra.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: - Do you think you can do this for me? - Yea, sure. :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That is creative.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll be 100% happy in the end. If you won't I have no problem in keep working on it or cancel the order without charging anything... but in more than 100 works done in Soundbetter and Airgigs, with a feedback of 100%, that never happened. ;)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: NU EPOQUE: www.nuepoque.com. I really like the music and it involves my best skills (keybpardist, producer, arranger, live performing and improvisation)